water leak

Dry out your property fully after a water leak or flood

A water leak or flood can start from any source inside or outside a property and may not be immediately visible to the naked eye. It’s very important to detect and fix a water leak as quickly as possible to prevent the moisture spreading throughout the house or commercial premises. A plumber can help you … Read more

restoration companies

Restoration companies put customers first

In the event of a fire or flood, it is essential that customers contact restoration companies immediately to minimise the damage. Customers will be concerned about the contents, fittings and fixtures of their property as well as the fabric of the building. Restoration companies such as Charles Piton Limited will understand customer needs as we … Read more

fire hazard

Beware: A magnifying glass is a fire hazard

Be careful of free-standing magnifying mirrors, glass ornaments, magnifying glass or paperweights that may be exposed to direct light because they can catch fire in the sunlight. Do not leave mirrors or glass ornaments on window sills because they are a fire hazard. You will be surprised by the extent of fire damage and smoke they can … Read more

Indemnity insurance

Indemnity insurance: Don’t under insure your industrial machinery

Do not assume your indemnity insurance policy covers your industrial machinery and any customer’s assets in storage which may be under refurbishment. This is the main message from this article. You must check you have the maximum cover you will need for your business in the event of a fire, flood or other incident that … Read more

Salt

Salt tests may indicate rising damp

Certain salts, nitrates and chlorides are left behind when soil water evaporates (rising damp) on the surface of walls. A meaningful analysis can be carried out provided plaster on a wall has not been disturbed for several years. Rising damp can be caused by a missing damp proof course but it may be due to … Read more

Environment Agency

Assess your flood risk and plan ahead

Your property may be affected by a flood during a storm or because of surface water flooding when the drains can’t cope with the amount of rainfall. Surface water can affect anywhere, not just areas near rivers or the sea. Urban areas with high-density housing and lots of concrete are the most susceptible to surface … Read more

fire damage

Fire damage threatens a pub wedding

An electrical fault caused fire damage and smoke damage that required ozone, to the main bar area at the grade II listed Leicester Arms Hotel in Penshurst, Tonbridge on Friday 28th September. This was three working days before a scheduled wedding reception was due to take place at 3pm on Thursday 04 October. Management at … Read more

construction

Don’t wait for a construction accident, promote health and safety today

Your construction workplace needs to be safe from hazards to prevent accidents but your responsibility as an employer is much greater than that. You need to take all reasonable steps to promote health and safety and prevent harm. If you work in construction or offer commercial cleaning services like Charles Piton Ltd, your team will be … Read more

accidental damage insurance

Commercial insurance must include accidental damage insurance

Commercial insurance must include accidental damage which covers all accidents to property and people that occur by chance at work on commercial premises. This will form part of a commercial insurance package and sits alongside employer and public liability insurance. Personal accident insurance relates to individuals and often results in compensation for damage or death … Read more

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